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She makes her case with facts, not hyperbole.
  extravagant exaggeration
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  • She makes her case with facts, not hyperbole.
  • The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much hyperbole, a feature of grandeur and magnificence.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales
  • It was a contest in hyperbole and carried on for no other reason.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • "They’ll map it like Manhattan," Annie said, and the two women did not argue the hyperbole.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Hyperbole.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Hyperbole, Mr. Mason," Ms.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • To avoid complete hyperbole and to describe with a fair amount of accuracy the kind of weather the gods saw fit to plague the sea islands with on this critical day of November the first, I would have to say that Beaufort was experiencing a mild hurricane.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I choked stupidly on an unshaped little cluster of words, nearly fainting with pleasure, happier, I think—at only small risk of hyperbole—than any single moment I could then remember in a life of memorable fulfillments, however basically undistinguished.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’m engaging in hyperbole.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Now that remark sounded like schoolgirl hyperbole.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • But I’d always thought of it as a hyperbole, a traditional description for something that had no real physiological link, like a green thumb.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I rolled my eyes at the hyperbole.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Those two words may just be hyperbole, but coming in the first two sentences of the story, they feel suggestive.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • None were quoted as sources, and none have since been blamed for the misleading hyperbole.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It is a mere rhetorical figure—what they call in the books, hyperbole.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He wasn’t above hyperbole or dramatics.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Prochazka loved to regale his friends with hyperbole and excess.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • No; to throw the handle after the hatchet is a comprehensible act of desperation, but to throw one’s pocket-knife after an implacable friend is clearly in every sense a hyperbole, or throwing beyond the mark.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I frowned at the hyperbole.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Though the horse was dollar sound at this stage of his career, reporters given to hyperbole began regularly referring to him as a "cripple."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • We ought not, therefore, to condemn the maid of the inn for her hyperbole, who, when she descended, after having lighted the fire, declared, and ratified it with an oath, that if ever there was an angel upon earth, she was now above-stairs.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor’s back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)—this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse to burst into scornful invective.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Yet it’s not hyperbole to say that millions of women and girls are actually enslaved today.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • How sincerely Jefferson meant what he had written, how much was hyperbole among friends, is difficult to gauge.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • There were insults exchanged that would long fester, bombast and hyperbole in abundance, and moments when eloquence was brought to bear with a dramatic effect remarkable even in the Commons.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The trees did not crowd each other; and they were of every kind native to the East, blended well with strangers adopted from far quarters; here grouped in exclusive companionship palm-trees plumed like queens; there sycamores, overtopping laurels of darker foliage; and evergreen oaks rising verdantly, with cedars vast enough to be kings on Lebanon; and mulberries; and terebinths so beautiful it is not hyperbole to speak of them as blown from the orchards of Paradise.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • "Nay—nay—good Sumach," interrupted Deerslayer, whose love of truth was too indomitable to listen to such hyperbole with patience, even though it came from the torn breast of a widow—"Nay—nay, good Sumach, this is a little outdoing red-skin privileges.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The New World Shopping Centre, a magnificent 5 storeyed open complex bringing under one roof the finest goods from the 4 corners of the earth… Hyperbole notwithstanding, the ’complex’ was adjacent to the hotel; it would do for his purposes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I’m dying for a drink," cried Bo with her customary hyperbole.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • "There is not a sprig of grass that grows uninteresting to me," Jefferson was fond of saying, and Adams, in the spirit of eighteenth-century hyperbole, might well have agreed.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The boys, refusing to go along with the hyperbole, fired back that "the picture was entirely spontaneous."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A t times memory failed; often hyperbole entered in.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "The present period …. of two or three weeks," he told Madison in a burst of hyperbole, "is the most eventful ever known since that of 1775, and will decide whether the principles established by that contest are to prevail, or give way to those they subverted."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Indeed I think it is one among several cities to which an extreme hyperbole has been applied—’See Rome and die:’ but in your case I would propose an emendation and say, See Rome as a bride, and live henceforth as a happy wife."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Indeed I think it is one among several cities to which an extreme hyperbole has been applied...
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Saxon was not nautical enough to appreciate his hyperbole, though Billy grinned.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
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Associated words [difficulty]:   hyperbole [6] , rhetoric [1] , allegory [5] , rhetorical question [5] , oxymoron [7] , consonant [8]
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